A Special Piece of Jewelry – Part III

For the next component of this design, which I started here and here, I needed something to represent our U.S. Armed Services.

I combed through the web sites of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy, looking for common elements.  Nothing.  Their logos were all different too.  I was at a loss.

Then I had the idea to call my local recruiting center to see if the soldiers there might have any ideas.  I spoke to Sgt. Bush, who was extremely helpful.  We ruled out lots of symbols that had been previously suggested to me – he concurred with me that a purple heart should be an honor reserved for the soldier to wear, not for jewelry; ditto a yellow ribbon, because it indicates support of the troops, but does not represent the troops themselves.

Then Sgt. Bush said “How about a five pointed star?  Each point representing one of the Armed Services.”  I liked this idea!  It made sense to me.  He then mentioned that stars figure prominently in the ranking system of all the services.  A star is also part of the logo for the charity that will be benefiting from this jewelry.  It all fell into place.

A five pointed star is perfect.
Thank you Sgt. Bush for helping me out with a great idea!

So, can you piece it together yet?  Do you know which charity will benefit from this very special piece of jewelry?
Leave a comment with your guess!


3 Responses to A Special Piece of Jewelry – Part III

  1. Robin June 8, 2009 at 6:42 pm #

    I can’t wait to see the end product Maria. This piece is going to be fantastic!

  2. Maria June 13, 2009 at 11:12 pm #

    Yeah, me too, Robin! I made a prototype that I wasn’t happy with so need to refine my design a bit more. But that’s what prototypes are for – it is the rare piece that is “born” perfect.


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